The website is still a work in progress, I still have a number of images to review over the next few weeks.
Hopefully the full link to The Hub will be up and running soon, with carts attached to saleable images.
I am looking to complete this next week over a few coffees...
Looking to finally have a few days street photography in London over the next month!
Well...a few images added to the London Street page on my website. Feedback welcome!
I will leave it a day or two and then remove a few I am not happy with, I have always found a clear mind helps to make that decision.
Other news...my sensor on the D800 needs a clean, pity there is nobody in Essex providing this service.
I have been working on the Cambridge Street section of the site, hopefully a few street images that people like.
Now to concentrate on the London Street work and I may even be mad enough to add a few more colour images!
Still looking for a new permenent home, taking longer than planned...
We have now settled in to our temporary home...
I have been on a few long walks now with Mocha, so I am beginning to get a feel for the area again.
There are lots of subjects to photograph, but I'm going to take my time trying to find a different angle to my images. Leigh on Sea is one of those places where you can see the same image time after time taken my various photographers.
A new gallery is opening next month, so that is exciting. The Francesca Maffeo Gallery, hopefully one of many over the next few years. There are not many actual photography galleries in and around Southend, although as usual it is a bit 'who you know'...
Over the next few weeks I have many images to review, update the images on my website and find an alternative way of selling prints.
Possibly a day in London walking the streets as well.
Now for another coffee!
Well...its been a while!
I have finally moved to Leigh on Sea in Essex, although there is another local moved planned ahead. Dealing with a house move and Estate Agents really does knock the 'Art' out of you!
The good news is that I will be concentrating solely on my Photollery work for the next year, the Commercial business side of things is completely on hold. I now have the freedom to fully explore some projects and new ideas I have.
Over the next few weeks I will be updating the site and then adding new work to it as the year goes on.
I hope you enjoy viewing my photographs this year.
The last few months my photography has taken a back seat, but I have been planning on some future projects.
I am hopefully moving to a new part of the UK within the next six months, so its quite exciting. It will provide me with many new photographic opportunities and is also much closer to London!
Time to clean those lenses...
Another week, another chance to get out and photograph!
A new Photography book from the Wifey will keep me busy reading for a few weeks, now I just need to get out and about and shoot something! I may visit my local town centre this week, try to find something different. Next week I have a scheduled day in Cambridge, which I enjoy.
I met someone last week who tried to inform me that my D800 was basically not that good, its old. Well if I have learnt anything over the years, its me, not the camera that takes the photograph...
I had a good day out in Cambridge last week with the D800, although I should of taken the D700. I still prefer the D700 for street photography, I find it a much easier camera to handle and use instinctively. It also works well with the Nikon 50mm 1.4G prime lens. I will get around to checking the images out and seeing what needs to be done...
Photography makes you poor.................unless you get lucky with a few art sales or you want to be a full time wedding photographer! I had this conversation the other day with a friend of mine. I have completed a number of weddings in the past, its a skill on its own which I was good at. The day itself was always enjoyable, the post processing not so! Commercial work is much the same when working to a brief, the chance to experiment and let the creative side flow is often not an option. This year is a Photollery year, too much going on with moving and the like. It gives me a chance to work on my own work and not anybody else's.
Hopefully a few art sales along the way will help!
It looks like I may get lucky with the weather tomorrow, so all being well I should get some images to add to a few collections I am currently working on. I will be spending the day in Cambridge, mostly street photography, a bit of landscape work and hopefully a nice lunch!
I read an article on 'Marc Riboud' and although I have come across a few images before, this time I took the effort to spend more time looking through his work. The more I looked, the more I liked. I may have to purchase 'Marc Riboud: 60 Years of Photography', the images made me go back for more. A direct quote 'I photograph the way a musician hums. Looking is like breathing. When luck comes my way and offers me a good picture, joy is surely at hand'.
I feel that joy.
Well, its here, 2015.
This year the focus will be on my Photollery work, the Commercial aspect of my photography will take a back seat. It will impact on my family financially, but it's an opportunity I have for a year, so I need to take it. I am also very lucky to have a loving wife, thank you.
The focus will be on collections, themes and producing high enough quality for future print sales or even if I'm very lucky, a small exhibition of some of my work. This means I need to actually get out more, see the world and its people and stop sitting in front of a desktop, laptop or iPad screen!!!
I hope you all have a great 2015, I am going to make sure I do.
Photollery follows my passion for photography. I am lucky to be a full time photographer, I just hope one day my Photollery work is good enough to gain a wider audience and keep me supplied with coffee!